1 Cup of Marinara Sauce
½ Low Fat Ricotta Cheese
4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 Cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
Freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste
NOTE: I use my own homemade Marinara Sauce but feel free to use your favorite jarred sauce. Years ago in New York, one of my Italian chef mentors (my boyfriend’s mom) taught me to add freshly ground nutmeg to all the cheese fillings she made for lasagna, manicotti and stuffed shells. I’ve been doing it ever since. In a pinch, I’ll use canned nutmeg but I always see her shaking a finger at me so I keep whole nutmeg in the closet!!!! LOL You should too! Just grate it on a rasp or fine handheld grater. One last note, I used low fat ricotta cheese but feel free to use full fat. The taste is great no matter which you choose.